NANY 2018: ENTER NOW!
It's not too late to participate in the upcoming NANY 2018 event.
If you are a coder, any new program (or addon) that you have released in the previous year, which is freeware/donationware for home users is eligible.
And if you are not a coder, you can still participate by helping coders with ideas and testing.
To join in the adventure, visit: The NANY 2018 forum section.
Lots of clever free utilitiesThe Donation Coder site is offering hundreds of free utilities all full-featured with no nag screens. They use a novel licensing system: you have to register to get a free license key which allows you to download any number of programs on the site. This key lasts six months after which you must return to the site to download another free license key. After a year you are given a permanent license. Alternatively, you can make a once-up donation of any size and get a permanent key straight away. It's a clever and ethical way to encourage users to recognize the work done by freeware authors and I support it fully. The quality of the utility programs offered is very high and a number are unique in what they do. Highly recommended.
UPDATE: All N.A.N.Y. programs (over 20 of them!) are now online as of January 1st, 2007 !
Discuss the programs on our forum: Here.
Read about the project on: ShellCity.net.
Read about the project on: CybernetNews.com.
Read about the project on: ghacks.net.
Here was my challenge to DC members with coding skills: "Join me in pledging to release a new program/utility/game on JANUARY 1st, 2007 to celebrate the new year! We will give out fun prizes (custom dc mugs celebrating the event or something like that), for all coders who live up to their pledges."
If you see a NANY program you like, send a few donation credits to the author! (click gold coin next to their name)
Too fast for your own keyboard? Now your can beat Windows' keyboard buffer!
Speed up the navigation keys (or any other keys).
A Dark and Deadly Path is a super tiny little audio game engine (can be used to make audio-only one switch games too).
This was an unofficial entry into the contest that was not eligible to win any prizes, as it was written by one of the organizers (mouser).
It works like the old Dragon's Lair LaserDisc game , or like those "choose your own adventure games , but is audio only and involves no graphics. An author narrates a story/game is an audio story where the reader/play must make choices along the way by pressing a key on the keyboard.
The choices may have to be made rapidly in quick succession within a narrow time window which can add an element of panic to the story - and make it a particularly appropriate device for suspense stories.
Audio files are normal .mp3 files that an author records with standard software. The game script is an .xml file with a format to be described in a separate file.